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UPDATE: Investigation Quiet, Still open Following B Bar 10 Search

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UPDATE: Thurs 3:12 PM, Feb. 13, 2014

Nearly three months have passed since investigators from Portage and Waupaca counties searched B Bar 10, a county apparel store in Amherst.

The Portage County Sheriff's referred us to the Department of Criminal investigation when questioned in November about the investigation.

The store's owner, Laine Shields was very open with NewsChannel 7 about why he thought investigators were there. In November, Shields said they were looking for illegal firearms, hidden tunnels or any hidden rooms. Shields said his former employee, Glendon Gouker, told police Shields was responsible for the murder of two people in Weyauwega back in 1992.

Twenty-three-year-old Tanna Togstad and 34-year old Timothy Mumbrue were found stabbed to death in their home.

Shields says he believes Gouker said that to police in order to reach a plea deal involving a separate case Gouker is involved in in Oklahoma.

Authorities have not connected Shields to the cold case in Weyauwega.

Thursday, a Department of Justice spokesperson confirmed the case is still open.

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UPDATE: Wed 5:43 PM, Nov. 20, 2013

The owner of B Bar 10 in Amherst, Laine Shields is being very open about what's happening at his business despite being told not to talk by authorities.

Shields says he's angry that officers searched his home, which is located behind the business.

Law enforcement wouldn't tell him why they were searching his property, but Laine says he thinks he has an idea of what it's all about. Shields told NewsChannel 7 around 9:30 Tuesday morning about a dozen law enforcement vehicles showed up outside his store.

He said they were looking for illegal firearms, hidden tunnels or any hidden rooms. Shields said his former employee, Glendon Gouker, told police Shields was responsible for the murder of two people in Weyauwega back in 1992.

Twenty-three-year-old Tanna Togstad and 34-year old Timothy Mumbrue were found stabbed to death in their home.

Shields says he believes Gouker said that to police in order to reach a plea deal involving a separate case Gouker is involved in in Oklahoma.

The Portage and Waupaca County Sheriff's offices and the Division of Criminal Investigation are remaining tight lipped about what's been going on here at B Bar 10, and they have not connected Shields to the cold case in Weyauwega.

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ORIGINAL STORY: Tues 3:17 PM, Nov. 19, 2013

Investigators from Portage and Waupaca counties are at the scene of B Bar 10, a county apparel store in Amherst.

The Portage County Sheriff's could not comment on the investigation, but did refer us to the Department of Criminal investigation. A spokesperson for DCI sent us the following statement:

The Division of Criminal Investigation is assisting local law enforcement as part of an ongoing investigation.

Today a search warrant is being executed at the B Bar 10 in Amherst, but per DCI policy, no further information about the nature of the investigation is available at this time.

I do not expect any updates today as a result of the warrant.

A witness at the scene said a vehicle from the New London Police Department was also at the business.

NewsChannel 7 has a reporter on-scene and will have live reports on NewsChannel 7 this evening.


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